AJ/ENGLISH 7

Comparatives and Superlatives 08/03/21

Also this month we will be learning my favourite part of English grammar, comparatives and superlatives. This week we will look at comparatives:

Comparatives

We use comparatives when we must compare two things. For example:

A whale is bigger than a mouse.

A mouse is smaller than a whale.

Easy right? Well it is not that easy unfortunately, sometimes the word is too long and we can’t simply add -er. When the word has two or more syllables we use more so we don’t say Mrs. Malkova is beautifuler than Mark, we say Mrs Malkova is more beautiful than Mark.

If we have a word under two syllables that ends with -y, we change the -y to -i + er. So Mark is heavier than Mrs MalkovaNOT Mark is heavyer than Mrs Malkova.

Also it is important to know than some adjectives are irregular. For example regular adjectives are easy to change big – bigger, small – smaller. Irregular adjectives are different:

good – better NOT good – gooder

bad – worse NOT bad – badder

Homework

You will make a video with 6 sentences comparing two things. 3 sentences with short adjectives (+er) and three sentences with longer adjectives (more beautiful, more delicious etc). Also please mix up the sentences with regular and irregular adjectives.

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 8TH OF MARCH (08/03/21) 10:00 AM